Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a newfound glory in my life. Neither of my parents will eat them because they grew up hating them so much, so I’d never really tried them until a year ago when I tried roasting the individual petals and burnt them all (not a great introduction, but it was my fault, not… Continue reading Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Nacho Fries (plus a look at the T-Fal Actifry)

I’m generally a healthy person, but I’d be lying if I told you I didn’t love fried food. It gets out of hand sometimes. I was talking to a coworker of mine the other week about cookies (what else do I talk about), and she brought up that she made shortbread with her grandma—some of… Continue reading Nacho Fries (plus a look at the T-Fal Actifry)

Sweet and Spicy Chipotle Poppers

Mini sweet peppers, stuffed with smoky, cheesy spread, breaded, and fried. You can’t go wrong. I know, I know, the holidays are almost over and everyone has gained 10 pounds and feels like if they eat cheese again they’ll die. Give it a week and you’ll be ready for these, I promise. These are a… Continue reading Sweet and Spicy Chipotle Poppers

Asian Marinated Portobello Mushrooms

These mushrooms are a super-easy make ahead dish that you can keep throughout the week for lunches and dinner. The ingredients are simple—all you have to do is mix everything together, let the mushrooms soak, then grill them. You can put these sliced up in a rice bowl, on an open-faced sandwich and on the… Continue reading Asian Marinated Portobello Mushrooms

Lentil “Meatballs” in Lemon Pesto Sauce

Ever since I was a kid, I was pretty picky with the meats I would eat. Ground beef was always “meh” in my books at best (leading a strict diet of burger buns and soda at summer barbecues). Meatballs were good because they were loaded up with sauce and surrounded by pasta, but I probably… Continue reading Lentil “Meatballs” in Lemon Pesto Sauce

Seven(ish) Layer Taco Dip

Taco night will never be the same. Picture the perfect taco. In my mind, it’s got guacamole (obviously), cheese, sour cream, beans, tomatoes and something to give it a kick. This dip blends all the best toppings for vegetarian tacos and makes it easier than ever to O.D. on Mexican food. This is great to… Continue reading Seven(ish) Layer Taco Dip